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Hinds Disaster Recovery Center closing

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Hinds Disaster Recovery Center Closing

July 12 РThe Disaster Recovery Center in Hinds County operated by the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) and FEMA will close permanently at 2 p.m. on Saturday, July 13.

The center is located at: Hinds County Hinds County Public Works Department parking lot (look for the FEMA and MEMA signage) 10000 I-20 Frontage Road Bolton, MS 39041

Even though centers are closing, FEMA is still on the ground in Mississippi to help homeowners and renters recover from the April 8-11 storms.

FEMA will continue to receive and process appeals, assist applicants with questions and help survivors apply for assistance. Survivors can contact FEMA by:

  • Calling the FEMA Helpline at 800-621-3362. If you use video relay service, captioned telephone service or others, give FEMA your number for that service.
  • Going online to DisasterAssistance.gov
  • Downloading the FEMA mobile app
  • Visiting the remaining open Disaster Recovery Center in Humphreys County

Survivors have until Aug. 9 to apply for assistance.

The following center will be open until further notice:

Humphreys County Humphreys County Multipurpose Building (look for the FEMA and MEMA signage across the street from Willard Jack Trucking) 417 Silver City Road Belzoni, MS 39038

Centers are open 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday and 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. Centers are closed on Sunday.

Specialists from FEMA and the U.S. Small Business Administration will be at the centers to help survivors apply for federal disaster assistance, check the status of their application, answer questions and provide referrals to resources.

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